2022 FYE Abroad Courses

FYE Abroad

FYE Abroad is an optional course experience for students during the spring semester of their first year. These one-credit courses are meant to introduce students to their study abroad options. First-year students are eligible for these courses regardless of whether they choose to complete their FYE requirement in the fall or spring semester.

*As an exception these FYET 2022 courses are also available to second year students.

For specific information about cost, signing up and course requirements, please contact the professor listed by the course you're interested in. Applications are due by October 15, 2021.

FYE Abroad courses do not count towards the FYE graduation requirement. To complete the FYE graduation requirement please register for one of the FYE academic course options.

UK Soccer Experience (apply here)

Examine the role of soccer (football) in contemporary England and its role in the culture, politics, social conflict and social change. Experience soccer (football) matches in person and tour some of the most historic English stadiums. Sit and interact with marketing staff at Manchester City FC and Community Development officers at Nottingham Forest FC. Travel to London, Nottingham, and Brighton and investigate the socio-cultural dynamics of the relationship between soccer (football) and England! For more information please contact Bruce Fleming at flemingw@cofc.edu.

Course Directors: Bruce Fleming (New Student Programs) and Cam Saleeby (Admissions)


Fire & Ice: Volcanoes and Glaciers in Iceland (apply here)

Visit and explore the volcanoes and glaciers of Iceland. We will learn about Icelandic culture, one that is used to living with natural hazards. We will sample Iceland cuisine, swim in hot springs and see the Northern Lights. For more information please contact Cassandra Runyon at runyonc@cofc.edu.

Course Director: Cassandra Runyon (Geology)


The Scottish Play: Macbeth, Edinburgh, and the Highlands of Scotland (apply here)

Experience the city of Edinburgh and tour Macbeth country and The Highlands. We will explore and compare Shakespeare’s imagined Scotland and the historical Scotland of the 11th century ruler known as The Red King. We could not pick a better place to explore the dramaturgy of Macbeth and its historical facts, fictions, and superstitions. For more information please contact Glenda Byars at johnsongb@cofc.edu or Susan Kattwinkel at kattwinkels@cofc.edu.

You can learn more about this great opportunity by following the course's blog here.

Course Director: Glenda Byars (Theatre) and Susan Kattwinkel (Theatre)


Let's Eat in Italy, and Write About It Too (apply here)

Visit Italy and experience the culture through its world-renowned cuisine. We’ll explore—and write about—the food of Tuscany and Umbria, “the green heart of Italy,” from farm to table. We’ll take cooking classes from a world-renowned chef, meet the most famous butcher in the world, dine on legendary dishes with histories reaching back millennia, even help make pecorino—sheep’s cheese—on a cheesemaker’s farm, enjoying all the while the best food in the world. For more information please contact Bret Lott at lottb@cofc.edu.

You can learn more about this great opportunity by reading the course's flyer here.

Course Director: Bret Lott (English)


International Health in Scandinavia - Destination Copenhagen (apply here)

First Year students interested in medicine, public health, and biomedical research will have an opportunity to learn about the intersection of these three fields in an international context through an exploration of the Scandinavian approach to medicine/research. This course will explore the culture and history of Denmark to provide a cultural context to the structure and priorities of their medical/health system. In addition, we will explore the differing approaches to the pandemic through a case study comparing Sweden and Denmark. In the eight weeks prior to travel we will discuss how the history of Denmark and their cultural and political frameworks explain their Medical Registry system and how it is used for research in translational medicine and public health. For more information please contact Chris Korey at koreyc@cofc.edu.

Course Director: Chris Korey (Biology)